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Knew this would happen, Part 2 – predicted problems persist in working patterns legislation (UK)

Back in February I offered here some thoughts on the main practical problems implicit in what was then the Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill.  It was a mess, missing explanations of key concepts and grossly over-engineered for its objectives. That makes it all the more depressing to report that it has now received Royal … Continue Reading

UK Zero hours: the debate goes on

From time to time, a subject will capture the public’s (or at least the media’s) attention.  As a result, something which has gone on for many years either unnoticed or at least without comment or apparent controversy, suddenly becomes the focus of heated debate about inequity, political attention and the demand for fairness and change. … Continue Reading